Most crop and forest residues are loose, wet, and bulky, making them difficult and expensive to collect and transport. As such, the only recourse for rural communities is to burn their waste biomass and slash piles in open air, resulting in significant carbon emissions and increased risk of catastrophic wildfires that threaten the health, security and prosperity of people across Canada and the world.

Learn how Takachar is turning agricultural crop and forest residues in rural communities into sellable, carbon-negative products such as biofuel feedstocks and biochar-based fertilizer.

CICE’s early seed investment support is helping Takachar construct a field-scale technology prototype that enables community-based production of higher-value bioproducts such as biofuel feedstocks, chemicals and biochar-based fertilizers from locally available crop and forest residues.

In May 2024, Takachar was announced as one of 20 finalist teams selected to complete in the last stage of the XPRIZE Carbon Removal. These finalists, chosen from over 1300 teams from 88 countries, are paving the way forward to achieve carbon dioxide removal at a gigatonne scale by 2050.


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